I've bought handrails, baserails, spindles and fillets. I can put all those together to give a nice effect, but then when I'm attaching the handrail and baserail to the post all I can seem to come up with is to use a couple of angled brackets. That doesn't sound particularly neat to me - is that the usual way to do it?
Alternatives that come to mind are:- -Fit both ends of the handrail with dowels and plug into holes in the posts. I can see that working, apart from having to wiggle the posts wide enough to allow them all to fit, and the baserail isn't thick enough to have dowels inserted. -slice one of the spindles in half and attach that to the post. Use this to conceal an angled bracket at the top and bottom (I quite like this idea, but my wife says it sounds a bit mad and would look odd)
Any other good suggestions or pointers?
Thanks in advance!